Just in case you haven't noticed, whiskey is in. The whiskey scene is booming and now along with your urban chicken coop you can have an urban distillery. The Book, Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey ($16) introduces you to the urban moonshine scene by first walking you through the history and culture of whiskey from 1640 to now. After your history lesson, you'll get some practical information.The second part of the book gives you step-by-step instruction for distilling your very own whiskey in the comfort of your own home. It provides you with pictures, instructions and a list of supplies. The last part of the book gives you a list of microdistillers, and cocktail and food recipes from the best chefs and mixologists.
American Trench Outfit #5. This outfit features great pieces from Todd Snyder like his Knit Shawl Cardigan and his light blue oxford. Matched with J. Crew's Stretch navy chino and Alden Indy Boots and you have a great outfit for this coming fall.1. Trench: American Trench Coat in Khaki ($795) 2. Cardigan: Todd Snyder Knit Shawl Cardigan In Navy ($225) 3. Shirts: Todd Snyder Cotton Button-Down Collar Shirt In Light Blue ($158) 4. Chinos: J. Crew Stretch Chino In 484 Fit - Navy ($75) 5. Boots: Alden Indy Boot ($715) 6. Belt: J. Crew classic buckle belt ($45) 7. Tote: Mismo Large Shuttle Tote ($215)
The Land Rover Defender 2.2 TDCI XS 110 By Project Kahn ($88K) is absolutely stunning. This beautiful customization by the London-based company started with a 2015 Chelsea Wide Track Defender with 22K miles on it. They kicked things off with a brand new paint job. They completely updated the color with their signature Cromax paint finish. Other exterior updates include an updated front bumper, LED lights, hood vents, and chrome accents. The exhaust system was also updated with stainless steel accents. The whole kit sits on black satin alloy wheels wrapped in 16" renegade tires.The interior features front sports GTP seats in quilted and perforated leather. The glovebox and instrument panels are also wrapped in the same leather. Foot pedals are made from machined aluminum and side vents are made from stainless steel mesh. The bad news is if you're in the states, you're not going to be able to get your hands on one of these bad boys without breaking the bank meeting federal regulations.
I love minimal. This famous quote by Albert Einstein is one of my all time favorites, "Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler". The Radius V2 iPhone Case ($70+) is a perfect example of simplicity done right. The Radius offers barely there, but effective protection for your iPhone 5, 5s, 6 and 6 plus. It's light and you don't have to worry about negatively impacting your signal. You can get it in six styles, including All Slate, Red & Slate, Red & Polished, All Polished, Gold, and Special Edition Titanium. Check out the drop test below and the difference styles.
If you don't know Kahn Design is known for taking Land Rovers and turning them into incredible pieces of art. Their latest creation is making its world debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The Defender 6x6 By Kahn ($TBA) gets its name from its six tires and extended wheelbase. Kahn upgrades include and the body, 430 bhp engine, full panoramic roof, brakes and suspension. Even though the likely hood of this beast ending up in the garage of anyone you know is low, it's still great to appreciate some great workmanship.
You will have never come across a book quite like Decoded ($28), simply because it is a rarity in that it is a book like no other. This is a collection of lyrics and the meanings behind them that have combined to tell the tale of a culture. Hip Hop is an art form, if you will a moment in history, and this is told to us by one o the most successful and provocative performers of our time; Jay-Z. This book and its author are very alike in that they are both many things at the same time. At the core of Decoded is the story of a man born into a housing project in Brooklyn, dealt drugs in Trenton during his teen years and is now a many millions look up to. An extraordinary book you won't be able to put down.